In their latest issue,?Cycle News?gave digital ink to the Possibles Pouch,?in the CN Stuff section. Check out?Cycle News and their online motorcycle racing magazine. It has always been my go-to magazine for the latest news and photos of motorcycle racing action. Be it the local, regional, national or international racing series Cycle News has write ups and results. There are currently Dakar 2014 updates on the front page of their site and who doesn’t want to know who is leading the Dakar!??Thanks Cycle News!
ADVrider Jaumev had an awesome ride through Morocco on his newly built custom Yamaha XT660Z Tenere and posted a ride report with pics. He did a similar ride, last year on his highly detailed Yamaha XT1200Z Super Tenere, but this year, the lighter, smaller brother is his steed. He rode with Fandango Tank Bag, Great Basin Saddle Bag and a couple of Rogue Dry Bags. Jaume makes a custom graphic kit for the xt660z, check out his site, Traildreamer.com. Thanks for the great pics and feedback, Jaumev!
Thank you Kit J. Vercella for the comprehensive review of Giant Loop’s Tillamook Dry Bag and Rogue Dry Bag in the January 2014 “Kit And Caboodle” column of BMW Owners News magazine. This is our favorite part:
“A personal side note: Although not necessarily relevant to your purchasing decision, there is something heartening about a group of adventure riders down the street who have the vision and technical expertise to create top-shelf, functional motorcycle gear every bit as good (maybe even better) than their corporate rivals worldwide.”
As Giant Loop Rider Noah Horak makes his way around the world, more riders are seeing the Siskiyou Panniers?in use on KTM’s 690 Enduro. Noah is in Japan presently, hanging with gold plated Monkey bikers.
We have received several questions about using our panniers on the 690 and just got a great email from a customer, with his creative and effective solution.
I’ll share it here:
Giant Loop rider Allen wrote us and said, ?”Yes, I’ve been following Noah on his travels.?Here are some pictures of my installation of the Siskiyou Panniers.?I decided to use shock cord to thread the bags onto the Rally Raid racks. ?So far I really like the way it has worked.”
“On the 690 I mounted the heat shield on the very end and so far it is looking very secure.”
I was checking out some pics of riders in action and found this SWEET shot of Giant Loop Rep Rory Sullivan of 405MotoSales. He has got the gas on in that drift and Jock Bradley captured the moment perfectly! I know Rory is happy to have the wind and weather protection provided by the extra tough?Bushwacker hand guards. Easily installed with the included 16″ Pronghorn poly straps, Bushwackers add their coverage by mounting over your existing hand guards.
Giant Loop Rider Jill used a Great Basin on her FZ6, to stow her camping gear and supplies for 10 days of camping, during her ride to Leguna Seca in California. ?She wrote us saying:
“Subject: Thanks for the product! Great Basin
This summer, I took my FZ6 on an 1800 mile road trip from Seattle to Leguna Seca, CA and back.? The Giant Loop worked great on my bike!? It was easy to pack and carry my gear. I camped the entire time, so I not only had supplies for 10 days but camping gear as well.? The only modification that I will do is to purchase a rear rack to help cinch the bag back further on the seat…
…I also use this on my BMW 650 Sertao when I dont want to ride with the panniers. This was a great and inexpensive way to set up my fz for touring.
Thanks again for an awesome product…
Jill, thank you for sharing your story and sweet pics with us.
Ride while you can!
Australia’s Simpson Desert is enormous and Dave Darcy is no stranger to the riding there. He rode his 640 Adventure across the Simpson a few years ago, but now its time to do it on his modern LC4. Dave is experienced with planning and completing long rides, we supported his Continental Drift ride, with amazing results. Trailzone Magazine caught up with Dave and asked about some of his setup details for long distance. Check out what he did to prepare the bike.
FREE USA SHIPPING ON TANK BAGS UNTIL 12/31/13
We have new versions of our Fandango Tank Bag and Diablo Tank Bag coming in January. The price is going up in 2014, but we still have limited 2013 stock available at the current price via our website.
Now through December 31, use this one-time code for free USA shipping on Tank Bags: 2013shipmeGL
Don’t worry about whether it’s going to fit, or if it’s the right thing for the right motorcycle make or model. These Giant Loop items – all of them $50 or less – are essential gear every motorcycle rider can use in his or her stocking this holiday season. Get your moto Santa on – CLICK IMAGE AND ADD TO CART!
Click this link to check it out!
Giant Loop attended the 2013 KTM Adventure Rally in Steamboat Springs, last September. Dirt Bike Magazine was also there, since it was the first chance to demo ride the new KTM 1190 Adventure and Adventure R. While there, they covered some of the innovative products on vendor row and found our new Rubber Boa Straps. Dirt Bike said in their current issue: “Several riders used Giant Loop’s specialized bungees to hold stuff down. Clean and sano.”
Thanks Dirt Bike Magazine!
Just in time for Fall and Winter motorcycle riding, Giant Loop releases two?NEW 100% waterproof double ended roll top dry bags, the Tillamook Dry Bag and the Rogue Dry Bag.
Plus, expedition strength shock cord fender straps, the Rubber Boa Straps.
NEW MOTORCYCLE PRODUCT:?Tillamook Dry Bag (38 liters) and Rogue Dry Bag (17 liters)
Indispensible equipment for on- and off-road motorcyclists – keeps gear dry and easily accessible.
* Made in USA
* Limited Lifetime Warranty
* 18 oz. polyurethane with welded seams
* Reflective daisy chain – easy attachment, high visibility
* Vertical nylon compression straps with heavy-duty side release buckles
Tillamook Dry Bag?
* 38 liters packable volume
* unpacked flat dimensions 40″ x 19″
* Integrates with Giant Loop’s Siskiyou Panniers
* 2 reflective daisy chains
* MSRP $89.00
Rogue Dry Bag?
* 17 liters packable volume?* unpacked flat dimensions 32.5″ x 13.5″
* Integrates with Giant Loop’s Coyote/Great Basin Saddlebags?* 1 reflective daisy chain
* MSRP $73.00
NEW MOTORCYCLE PRODUCT:?Rubber Boa Straps?
Put the squeeze on a spare inner tube, tools, water or other essential gear with Giant Loop’s new Rubber Boa Straps? lashed to dirt bike fenders.
* Made in the USA
* Military-spec 1/4-in. shock cord
* Heavy-duty injection molded fender hooks
* Super tough and stable
* Fit most standard dirt bike plastics
* MSRP $25 (package of 2)
Support our excellent Giant Loop dealers! Find your nearby Authorized Giant Loop Dealer here.
Go light, go fast, go far,
Team Giant Loop
Designed in Bend, Oregon | Made in USA | Ridden Worldwide
These handy motorcycle straps have a million uses and should be part of every motorcyclist’s essential gear – better than duct tape!
Applying tension when you secure and release the Pronghorn Straps is key to getting a dead-solid connection to your motorcycle. This short video illustrates how the straps fasten and release.
Like the American Pronghorn, these straps are fast, tough and able to withstand the harshest environments. With sufficient tension, these straps can be used to secure all kinds of gear to your motorcycle, for both off road and road touring. Better than duct tape, you’ll find a million uses for this essential motorcycle gear, from holding a flashlight to carrying extra fuel to stabilizing luggage or making field repairs.
Every motorcyclist needs a handful of these multi-purpose stretch polyurethane straps with unbreakable fasteners. You’ll find a million uses for these quick, solid, tough straps. We’ve been using them for years to secure everything from luggage to water and fuel bottles to our Bushwackers Hand Guards.
Sold in packages of 2, and 26″, 20″ and 16″ lengths, featuring Giant Loop’s iconic cow skull graphic and our design mantra: “Go Light. Go Fast. Go Far.”
PRONGHORN STRAPS – SPECS & FEATURES
? super tough stretch polyurethane
? unbreakable unfastener
? adjustable to 4″minimum
? width 3/4″
? Made in Canada